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Justin Amash on what his GOP colleagues say behind closed doors (Jamie Ehrlich/CNN)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 15:20

Jamie Ehrlich / CNN:
Justin Amash on what his GOP colleagues say behind closed doors  —  (CNN)Newly independent Rep. Justin Amash, the only congressional Republican to have publicly argued that President Donald Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct, told CNN that high-level party officials have thanked …

2019 Belongs to Shirley Chisholm (Jennifer Steinhauer/New York Times)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 14:50

Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
2019 Belongs to Shirley Chisholm  —  A feature film.  A monument.  Tattoos in her honor.  People looking for a hero have found one in this one-woman precursor to today's progressive politics.  —  Ms. Steinhauer is a Times reporter.  — July 6, 2019  —  Shirley Chisholm stares …

Justin Amash: GOP was broken even before Trump's presidency (Bianca Quilantan/Politico)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 14:15

Bianca Quilantan / Politico:
Justin Amash: GOP was broken even before Trump's presidency  —  Rep. Justin Amash, just days after he announced his departure from the Republican Party, said Sunday he would have left even if Donald Trump weren't the president but insisted that this term in Congress was what “really broke it for me.”

Sound, Fury and Prescription Drugs (New York Times)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 14:00

New York Times:
Sound, Fury and Prescription Drugs  —  Despite talk of reform, drug prices keep climbing.  Here's how to change that.  —  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.  It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.

Iran Announces New Breach of Nuclear Deal Limits, and Threatens Further Violations (New York Times)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 13:45

New York Times:
Iran Announces New Breach of Nuclear Deal Limits, and Threatens Further Violations  —  Iran said on Sunday that within hours it would breach the limits on uranium enrichment set four years ago in an accord with the United States and other international powers that was designed to keep Tehran from producing a nuclear weapon.

US taxpayers funded this epic Trump 2020 campaign ad (Heather Timmons/Quartz)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 05:15

Heather Timmons / Quartz:
US taxpayers funded this epic Trump 2020 campaign ad  —  US president Donald Trump's “Salute to America” speech on July 4th was delivered to a soggy crowd of thousands on the National Mall, without serious incident.  —  Yes, the US president accidentally said US revolutionaries seized airports …

Trump reaches career-high approval, yet faces a range of reelection risks: Poll (Gary Langer/ABC News)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 04:40

Gary Langer / ABC News:
Trump reaches career-high approval, yet faces a range of reelection risks: Poll  —  Bolstered by a strong economy, Donald Trump reached the highest job approval rating of his career in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll and runs competitively for reelection against four of five possible Democratic contenders.

Trump's longtime friend Jeffrey Epstein arrested for sex trafficking minors in Florida, New York (Christina Zhao/Newsweek)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 03:50

Christina Zhao / Newsweek:
Trump's longtime friend Jeffrey Epstein arrested for sex trafficking minors in Florida, New York  —  Donald Trump's longtime friend Jeffrey Epstein was arrested this weekend for sex trafficking multiple minors in Florida and New York, sources confirmed to the Daily Beast and Miami Herald.

Trump-era politics are drowning out consensus on immigration. It's time for some straight talk. (Jeh Charles Johnson/Washington Post)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 02:45

Jeh Charles Johnson / Washington Post:
Trump-era politics are drowning out consensus on immigration.  It's time for some straight talk.  —  Jeh Charles Johnson was homeland security secretary from 2013 to 2017.  —  Americans are and should be outraged at reports of migrants detained in dirty, overcrowded conditions near the Southern border.

On MAGA hats... Would you choose a hat over a friend? (Fording the River Styx)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 02:30

Fording the River Styx:
On MAGA hats...  Would you choose a hat over a friend?  —  If you're feeling like you need a laugh as we descend further into dystopia, check out all the #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories folks have come up with to make fun of President Trump's Fourth of July gaffe.

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested in NYC on Sex Trafficking Charges: Sources (Jonathan Dienst/NBC New York)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 02:30

Jonathan Dienst / NBC New York:
Jeffrey Epstein Arrested in NYC on Sex Trafficking Charges: Sources  —  Epstein is a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as friends former President Bill Clinton, Great Britain's Prince Andrew, and President Donald Trump  —  Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy, politically connected Florida financier …

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested and accused of sex trafficking minors, sources say (CNN)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 02:15

CNN:
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested and accused of sex trafficking minors, sources say  —  (CNN)Florida-based billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been indicted on new charges related to alleged sex crimes involving minors, law enforcement sources told CNN on Saturday.

Jeffrey Epstein, Billionaire Long Accused of Molesting Minors, Is Charged (New York Times)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:55

New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein, Billionaire Long Accused of Molesting Minors, Is Charged  —  Mr. Epstein, who was charged with sex trafficking, had avoided federal charges a decade ago in a widely criticized plea deal.  —  Jeffrey E. Epstein, a billionaire New York financier long accused of molesting dozens …

Spanish River High's principal refused to call the Holocaust a fact (Andrew Marra/Palm Beach Post)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:50

Andrew Marra / Palm Beach Post:
Spanish River High's principal refused to call the Holocaust a fact  —  A mother pushed for a year to address what she described as a school leader's failure to separate truth from myth.  —  She sent off the email with few expectations — a routine question seeking a routine answer.

Cables from UK's ambassador to the US blast Trump as 'inept,' 'incompetent' (CNN)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:20

CNN:
Cables from UK's ambassador to the US blast Trump as ‘inept,’ ‘incompetent’  —  (CNN)Diplomatic cables sent from the United Kingdom's ambassador to the United States back to London describe President Donald Trump as “inept,” “insecure” and “incompetent,” a UK government official confirmed Saturday to CNN.

Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex trafficking charges (Julie K. Brown/Miami Herald)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:15

Julie K. Brown / Miami Herald:
Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex trafficking charges  —  More than a decade after receiving one of the most lenient sentences for a serial sex offender in U.S history, multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested outside of New York, sources confirmed to the Miami Herald Saturday night.

Biden says he was wrong in comments about segregationists (Associated Press)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:15

Associated Press:
Biden says he was wrong in comments about segregationists  —  SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday apologized for recent comments about working with segregationist senators in his early days in the U.S. Senate, saying he understands now his remarks could have been offensive to some.

Far-right extremists Proud Boys outnumbered by counter-protesters at Washington, DC, rally (Olivia Sanchez/USA Today)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:00

Olivia Sanchez / USA Today:
Far-right extremists Proud Boys outnumbered by counter-protesters at Washington, DC, rally  —  Revolutionary Communist Party activists initiated a flag burning in front of White House.  Right wing extremists took issue and a fight broke out.  —  CONNECT  —  WASHINGTON — Proud Boys …

Revealed: Boris, the Russian oligarch and the Page 3 model (James Cusick/openDemocracy)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 00:50

James Cusick / openDemocracy:
Revealed: Boris, the Russian oligarch and the Page 3 model  —  Exclusive: Parties at Italian villa where ‘nothing is off the menu’ raise fresh concerns about PM hopeful being a ‘security risk’  —  In October 2016, Boris Johnson, the recently-appointed foreign secretary …

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking of Minors (The Daily Beast)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 00:15

The Daily Beast:
Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking of Minors  —  Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on Saturday and will appear in New York court on Monday to be charged with sex trafficking, according to multiple law enforcement sources.  —  Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was arrested …

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